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Celebrating Wetlands as Source of Water

World Wetlands Day (WWD) is celebrated on 2 February each year. It marks the
date of the adoption of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands on 2 February 1971,
in the Iranian city of Ramsar on the shores of the Caspian Sea. Each year since 1997,
government agencies, non-governmental organizations, and groups of citizens at all levels
of the community have taken advantage of this opportunity to undertake actions aimed
at raising public awareness of wetland values and benefits in general and the Ramsar
Convention in particular. This day is marked through various activities which may include:
the launch of new Ramsar sites, wetland policies and new programmes at the national
level, lectures and seminars, nature walks, children’s art contests, community clean-up
days, radio and television interviews, letters to newspapers etc.




Current Issue: Africa Water & Sanitation & Hygiene November - December 2017 Vol.12 No.6